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An Irishwoman from the picturesque village of Effin is a bit put out that Facebook has unkindly dubbed her place of birth "offensive".

Ann Marie Kennedy, 47, says she and several chums have repeatedly tried to enter the name of the hamlet, some 20 miles south of Limerick, as their "Hometown" on the social network, only to be told to eff off.

Kennedy declared: "I would like to be able to put Effin on my profile page and so would many other Effin people around the world to proudly say that they are from Effin, County Limerick, but it won't recognise that.

"It keeps coming up as Effingham, Illinois; Effingham, New Hampshire; and it gives suggestions of other places. It will recognise Limerick but I'm not from Limerick city, I'm from Effin. I'm a proud Effin woman. And I always will be an Effin woman."

Kennedy has also tried to set up a Facebook protest page entitled "Please get my hometown Effin recognised", but that too fell foul of Zuckerberg's profanity police.

The dispossessed Effin native explained that she'd tried to contact Facebook, without result. ®

Bootnote

Thanks to Brendan Hassett for the tip-off. Since Ms Kennedy's from Limerick, we'd like to offer this short verse in support of her cause:

An miffed Irish lass from the sticks
Complained of a small Facebook glitch
She pleaded with Mark
Who refused with a bark
And said 'I'm Effin CEO... bitch'

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